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Mortgage rates are falling for the fourth consecutive week

Mortgage rates are falling for the fourth consecutive week

Washington, DC CNN – Mortgage rates fell slightly this week, as a smaller rate hike by the Federal Reserve indicated a promising improvement on inflation. The average 30-year mortgage rate was 6.09% in the week ended February 2, down from 6.13% in the previous week, according to data from Freddie Mac released Thursday. A year …

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Biden proposes an "unwanted fee" bill to cut hidden fees for credit cards and concert tickets

Biden proposes an “unwanted fee” bill to cut hidden fees for credit cards and concert tickets

CNN – President Joe Biden announced new progress Wednesday in his administration’s “competition agenda,” specifically targeting unwanted fees as he called on Congress to pass legislation targeting hidden fees across multiple industries. Those costs could “drain hundreds of dollars a year out of the pockets of hard-working American families, especially people who are already struggling …

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ChatGPT's creator rolls out an "imperfect" AI detection tool to help educators spot potential cheating

ChatGPT’s creator rolls out an “imperfect” AI detection tool to help educators spot potential cheating

CNN – After two months of OpenAI some educators were concerned with The public version of ChatGPTAn AI-powered chatbot that can help students and professionals create shockingly persuasive essays, the company is unveiling a new tool to help educators adapt. OpenAI announced on Tuesday A new feature called “Artificial Intelligence Text Classifier”, which allows users …

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2 NASA astronauts receive the Congressional Medal of Honor

2 NASA astronauts receive the Congressional Medal of Honor

CNN – Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday presented the Congressional Medal of Honor to two former NASA astronauts at the White House. Douglas Hurley And Robert Behnken They were awarded medals “for their bravery on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 (Demo-2) mission to the International Space Station in 2020,” NASA said in a press release. The …

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Boeing bids farewell to the "Queen of the Sky" by delivering the last 747 aircraft

Boeing bids farewell to the “Queen of the Sky” by delivering the last 747 aircraft

CNN – More than half a century since the original jumbo jet ushered in a magical new era for the plane, helping bring affordable air travel to millions of passengers, the last Boeing 747 was scheduled for delivery on Tuesday, marking the start of the journey’s final chapter. beloved plane. at the party that will …

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General Motors shares rose after record profits and a new stake in the lithium company

General Motors shares rose after record profits and a new stake in the lithium company

New York CNN – General Motors reported much stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings, pushing full-year results to record highs for the second year in a row. The largest US automaker also said on Tuesday it was buying a $650 million stake in Lithium Americas, which would give it access to raw materials needed to build batteries to …

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About 1,000 US flights have been canceled as winter travel is disrupted

About 1,000 US flights have been canceled as winter travel is disrupted

Editor’s note: signed for We open the world CNN Travel Weekly Newsletter. Get news about opening destinations, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, accommodations and other travel developments. CNN – More than 1,000 flights were canceled Monday in the United States as wintry weather moved into the center of …

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Trader Joe's asked customers to rank their nine best products.  here they are

Trader Joe’s asked customers to rank their nine best products. here they are

New York CNN – Trader Joe’s asked its customers a simple question: If you were to spend the rest of your life on a deserted island, what nine Trader Joe’s products would you take with you? More than 18,000 customers responded to the 14th annual survey that ranked the most popular grocery store items in …

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Some car insurance companies refuse to cover some Hyundai and Kia models

Some car insurance companies refuse to cover some Hyundai and Kia models

CNN – Progressive and State Farm, two of America’s largest auto insurers, are refusing to write policies in certain cities for some older Hyundai and Kia models that were deemed too easy to steal, according to the companies. Many reports indicate that companies have stopped offering insurance for these vehicles in cities that include Denver, …

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Southwest reports quarterly loss and warns of further losses after service collapse

Southwest reports quarterly loss and warns of further losses after service collapse

New York CNN – Southwest Airlines reported a loss in the fourth quarter due to a collapse in the company’s services during the holiday travel season, and warned that the costs of those problems would lead to another loss in the first quarter. The airline had to cancel more than 16,700 flights between December 21 …

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